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Femmes, genre, NMR et sectes: Une bibliographie

Généralité/comparatisme :

  • A. A. Aidala, “Social Change, Gender Roles, and New Religious Movements” in Sociological Analysis, vol.46, n°3, 1985, pp.287-314.
  • C. L. Haywood, “The Authority and Empowerment of Women among Spiritualist Groups” in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol.22, 1983, pp.157-166.
  • J. L. Jacobs, “The Economy of Love in Religious Commitment: The Deconversion of Women from Nontraditional Religious Movements” in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol.23, 1984, pp.155-171.
  • J. L. Jacobs, “Gender and Power in New Religious Movements: A Feminist Discourse on the Scientific Study of Religion” in Religion, vol.21, n°4, 1991, pp.345-356.
  • S. J. Palmer, “Women’s “Cocoon Work” in New Religious Movements: Sexual Experimentation and Feminine Rites of Passage” in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol.32, n°4, 1993, pp.343-355.
  • S. J. Palmer, Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women’s Roles in New Religions, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, 1994, xx-287p.
  • E. Puttick, Women in New Religions: In Search of Community, Sexuality, and Spiritual Power, Macmillan, London, 1996.
  • E. Puttick, “Women in New Religious Movements” in B. Wilson & J. Cresswell (eds.), New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response, Routledge, Abington/New York, 1999, pp.143-162, et 2011, pp.117-162.
  • C. Wessinger, Women’s Leadership in Marginal Religions: Exploration Outside the Mainstream, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1993.


Brahma Kumaris:

  • L. A. Babb, “Indigenous Feminism in a Modern Hindu Sect” in Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol.9, 1984, pp.399-416.
  • J. D. Howell, “Gender Role Experimenation in New Religious Movements: Clarification of the Brahma Kumari Case” in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol.37, n°3, 1998, pp.453-461.
  • V. Skultans, “The Brahma Kumaris and the Role of Women” in E. Puttick & P. B. Clarke (eds.), Women as Teachers and Disciples in Traditional and New Religions, Edwin Mellen Press, London/Lewinston, 1993, pp.47-62.


  • W. L. J. Pitts, “Women Leaders in the Davidian and Branch Davidian Traditions” in Nova Religio, vol.12, n°4, 2009, pp.50-71.

La Famille/Enfants de Dieu:

  • G. Shepherd & G. Shepherd, “World Services in The Family International: The Administrative Organization of a Mature Religious Movement” in Nova Religio, vol.12, n°3, 2009, pp.5-39.

Mouvement Raëlien:

  • S. J. Palmer, “Woman as Playmate in the Raelian Movement: Power and Pantagamy in a New Religious Movement” in Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture, vol.1, 1992, pp.227-245;
    • 2ème édition : “Women in the Raelian Movement: New Religious Experiments in Gender and Authority” in J. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1995, pp.105-136;
    • 3ème édition : “Playmates in the Raelian Movement” in Moon Sisters, Kirshna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women in New Religions, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse/New York, 1998, pp.157-187.
  • S. J. Palmer, “Sexy Angels for Amorous Aliens” in Aliens Adored: Raël’s UFO Religion, Rutgers University Press, Rutgers, 2004, pp.143-156.

Mouvement Rajneesh:

  • M. S. Goldman & L. Isaacson, “Enduring Affiliation and Gender Doctrine for Shiloh Sisters and Rajneesh Sannyasins” in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol.38, n°3, 1999, pp.411-422.
  • S. J. Palmer, “Rajneesh Women: Lovers and Leaders in a Utopian Commune” in S. J. Palmer & S. Arvind (eds.), The Rajneesh Papers: Studies in a New Religious Movement, Banarsi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1993, pp.103-135.
  • E. Puttick, “Sexuality, Gender and the Abuse of Power in the Master-Disciple Relationship: The Case of the Rajneesh Movement” in Journal of Contemporary Religion, vol.10, n°1, 1996, pp.29-40.

Radical Faeries:

  • J. Stover, “When Pan Met Wendy: Gendered Membership Debates Among the Radical Faeries” in Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, vol.11, n°4, 2008, pp.31-55.


La question du genre étant particulièrement prégnante au sein de la Wicca/Witchcraft et de certains courants du Néopaganisme célébrant la Déesse avec emphase, qu’une bibliographie généraliste de ces “nouveaux mouvements religieux” (à venir sur ce blog) en rendra compte.